Onward! Panel: The Last New Language Feature
Tuesday, 13:30, 1 hour 30 minutes
Chair: William Cook, University of Texas, Austin
Martin Rinard, MIT
Tim Sheard, Oregon Graduate Institute
Axel Schmolitsky, Universit?t Hamburg
Cristina Videira Lopes, Univesity of California, Irvine
Every new language and every new version of an old language offers new features. Some are syntactic sugar for doing something old, some provide genuinely new functionality. But almost none change the basic way we program. What new language features--as some argue objects did more than two decades ago--could make programming different?